GKN EQGL - ME & Quality Improvements in Bristol, United Kingdom

EQGL - ME & Quality Improvements

GKN Employees Only

Country: United Kingdom

Work Location: Bristol

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

To Support the ME & Q Improvement Manager as the primary interface between GKN Filton and Western Approach and its customers on ME & Q improvement matters.

To facilitate all ME & Q progress reviews both internally and with the customer.

To drive and report on all ME & Quality improvement activities across Filton and Western Approach, both internally and within the supply chain.

Ensure a consistent ME & Q approach is applied through all business units across both Filton and Western Approach sites.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

Co-ordinate quality performance data analysis to develop ME & Quality improvement / reduction projects in all areas of Filton and Western Approach.

Ensure that all ME and Quality Improvement projects are progressing to the plans owned by the project leaders.

Co-ordinate all customer Notice Of Escapes, including internal and external reporting through to closure ensuring all stakeholders are updated accordingly.

Manage all customer 8D’s in conjunction with all 8D leads, ensuring timely responses at each stage, robust RCCA and clear status reporting through to closure.

Facilitate all progress reviews internally and with the customer (Filton and Western Approach).

Drive customer-owned actions in support of ME & Quality improvement projects.

Ensure all ME & Quality reports and Key Performance Indicators are updated and accurate to weekly, monthly, annual reporting schedules. (Internal and external across Filton and Western Approach).

Collate all data that supports the Key Performance Indicators and improvement projects to ensure transparency and clarity across all areas of the business (Filton and Western Approach).

Champion ‘Export Control’ compliance activities, ensuring you and

where applicable, members of your team, adhere to the site

‘Technology Control Plan (TCP)’, guaranteeing compliance with Export

Control Regulations, controls, training and systems.

Ensure compliance with all risk assessments and company Environment, Health

& Safety Procedures relevant to all work activities, reporting of all incidents, accidents and near misses as per the company’s procedure and implementation of identified corrective action whilst maintaining good standards of housekeeping in designated work area(s).

Qualifications and Skills - Formal Qualifications


Must be educated to HND or Degree level with a minimum of 5 years previous experience in an aerospace (or similar) engineering / manufacturing environment. (Certification Check).


Project Management qualification or experience. (Certification check / interview).

Quality qualification or experience. (Certification check / interview).

Specific Functional Capability, Knowledge and Skills Required


Ability to read / interpret Engineering Drawings

Act as a Key Communicator, cascade information effectively, and provide

appropriate feedback on a regular basis

Actively resolve issues raised using standard model of GKN leadership behaviour: setting

expectations, recognition, coaching, constructive feedback, and escalation where appropriate

Continuously coach and develop team members to ensure that team targets are achieved:

Enhancing a people - focussed environment

Maintain an appropriate level of skills and flexibility within the functional team: identify

functional training needs

PC literate and fully conversant with Microsoft Office

Excellent Customer Service and ability to interface with people at all levels

Accuracy and attention to detail essential

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Self-motivation and ability to organise own workload working within a team

Drive and initiative

Must be flexible and able to handle multiple and changing priorities

Experience of working to strict deadlines in a demanding and pressured environment

High level of organisation and prioritisation

Effective problem solver


The ability to work in a team

Well-developed influencing skills

Supervisory experience is an advantage but more importantly a self-motivator

Project management capabilities

Language Skills

English essential.

Travel Requirements

Customers and GKN Sites

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.